shelter

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Case Managers are on-site Monday–Friday after 1pm

Please all (919) 833-0332 for bed availability.

about the helen wright center

An emergency shelter for single, adult women experiencing homelessness without children in their custody.

We also offer a long-term program in which eligible women can begin to save money toward a lease of their own, after their initial 14-day stay with us. Additionally, we provide workforce development and life skills classes.

COVID regulations

Due to COVID-19, we are housing women at both our new center on Bastion Lane and the Center on Cabarrus Street as well as an additional property downtown.
We are accepting intakes for emergency shelter.

Guidelines, Eligibility and Requirements

  • Emergency Shelter Women are offered an initial 14-night stay and may request additional time if they wish to enter a program bed.

Contact Information

  • If you are in need of shelter, please call 919-833-0332 or come to the location at 401 W. Cabarrus Street on Monday–Friday from 1–6pm.

we provide more than just housing assistance

With a focus on the establishment of well-defined goals and objectives, women are offered an opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through intensive case management services.

The basic components of case management include intake, assessment of needs, service planning, linkage to services, continuous monitoring and client advocacy. In addition to increasing access to medical and psycho-social services, case management can also include crisis intervention, discharge planning and direct services such as emotional support, client education and skill-building.

We offer financial assistance through our Rapid Re-housing Program to help with security deposits, utility deposits and first month’s rent.

We also offer classes such as Life Skills from Wake Tech, Financial Literacy from BB&T, Job Readiness from Personify and more.